July 30, 2012

This should be fun SLASH This will be fun!

Two great bloggers, Nichelle & Elise have just launched a new blog!! And because I think it will be goofy, funny, inspiring & an all around good time, I am letting Nichelle & Elise tell you all about it today! 

Meet Nichelle and Elise. Nichelle blogs at Vintage Wanna Bee and Elise blogs at Elise's Pieces
They are BFFs and they think they are way funny slash, they are actually pretty funny.

Elise and Nichelle met in a Women's Organization that focused on personal growth, faith and sisterhood. After becoming besties, and realizing they blog were obsessed with blogging, they decided to create 




The Slash Blog is a sisterhood that focuses on faith, friendship, service and sisterhood. 

The Slash Blog is officially live as of today! Head on over to check out this new blog that focuses on and is based on friendship. Elise slash Nichelle invite you to join along with their Weekly Inspirations, Weekly Challenges, Weekly Uplifting Printables, Monthly Serviced Projects and more! Head on over to the blog, 'Join The Sisterhood', or just come by to get a smile or a laugh! 

Check out The Slash Blog here:


The Slash Blog is also having a "Slash Bash" in honor of the new blog launch!
If you are in Northern Utah, or Southern Idaho, Elise slash Nichelle invite you to come to this Super Awesome Blog Party! Please RSVP on the facebook event here. 



If you would like to get involved, have questions, want to say hello, have a funny joke, or have a charity or organization you would like to see on The Slash Blog, you can send an email to The Slash Girls at:
theslashblog@gmail.com

GOOD LUCK in your new venture ladies!! 

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July 29, 2012

7 Pretty Things Sunday...

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Lately I have been so tired, so stressed and SO ready for a vacation! In fact, I am closing the shop for most of Aug. to get some much needed rest, relaxation & family time before school starts! 

Side note: I can't believe my first born is going to be in the 1st grade...going to school EVERY day! 

Some things on my "relaxation" To Do list:
  • Paint the wall in our living room with chalkboard paint.
  • Paint my dresser & my daughter's dresser a funky color.
  • Take my daughter school shopping. 
  • Finish a DIY project that has been waiting on me to complete.
  • Go on a mini-vacation with my family! 
  • Catch up on Season 7 of Criminal Minds, my latest obsession.

*Not sure that I will get these all done, but one can dream!

What's on your list for the rest of summer?


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July 27, 2012

It's Nice Having (Blog) Friends Plus 2 Chances to Win!

When I first started blogging regularly, Brittany was one of the first people I "met" and one of the first blogs I sponsored! 


Sometimes you come across a blog & decide to sponsor them and the "relationship" pretty much ends there for whatever reason.  But  that is not so with Brittany...she has remained a friend & has always been there to help and support me along the way! I am so happy to know her & have her as a bloggy friend (someone needs to come up with a better name for that!) 


I made Brittany a custom Silk Wrap bracelet with her favorite phrase "C'est La Vie" or "Such is Life." Today she is showing how she styled her wrap AND Giving one away! Go check it out and enter to win one on her blog!


Dana is someone I met a little while ago & I have admired her ever since.  She is so friendly & down to earth! She is an amazingly talented person! She owns several shops and she is a killer graphic designer... she designed my blog & business logo!

I made Dana a custom wrap bracelet with the phrase "let's run away." She is showing how she styled it here & is GIVING one AWAY today too! Check out her blog to enter to win one! 

It is great having blog friends! I only wish someday I can meet some of mine in real life! :) 
image via Katie Daisy

P.S. I am closing the shop Aug 1st-26th to enjoy the rest of summer with my little babes! So order now! 

HAPPY WEEKEND FRIENDS! 

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July 25, 2012

D.I.Y. Makeup Organizer & My New DIY Contributor!



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 Step 1: Go to the Dollar Store & head to the utensil isle & get three silver trays. 2 wine glasses and if you want 1 regular glass. = $6 total 

♥ Step 2: Heat up your hot glue gun or get super glue. In the mean time, you can clean the trays & glasses off really good with hot water & Windex 

♥ Step 3: Take the top of the wine glass & place your glue on the rim & stem of the glass and place the wine glass upside down on the first tray. Repeat for the second layer & for the third regular glass on the top tray. That glass is great for Brushes, Mascara & Eyeliner! 

♥ Step 4: Place whatever you want on the trays. It's cute for makeup or jewelry! 

♥ Such an EASY & CHEAP way to create your own makeup organizer. ♥ 

I am thrilled to introduce you to my NEW DIY Contributor! She is my good friend & my family photographer! ;)  She is so fun, beautiful, kind, funny, crafty & one of the nicest people I know! 


Without further ado, i introduce you to Jenna:


Hi, my name is Jenna Waidelich & I'm obsessed with crafts, cupcakes, my dog, Winston, running, reading & photography.

I'm an oral surgeon's assistant, but in my spare time I create headbands & oven mitts. With my family & friends encouragement I will be opening my Etsy shop shortly, but in the meantime you can check out my photography blog & find me on facebook & Pinterest!

Happy Crafting! 



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July 23, 2012

NEW Product Reveal: Silk Wrap Bracelets


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One thing I have been working really hard at lately, is adding NEW products to the shop & expanding my line.  My mind never seems to be able to rest, I am always thinking of new things, frantically jotting them down & making sketches!

I am nothing short of thrilled with my new 100% Hand Dyed Silk Wrap bracelets that are (of course) 100% customizable! 

 Brittany of Love Stitched wearing the Sea Glass Wrap with C'est La Vie Stamped on it.

I love these bracelets, I wear mine all the time! Pair it with a maxi dress, jeans and a tee, a colorful skirt & tank...anything! The vibrant silk wraps add a pop of color to your outfit & the personalized nature of the bracelet is an expression of you! 

Customize your own:

♥ You pick the Name(s), Date, Word or Short Phrase of your choice.
♥ You choose Uppercase or Lowercase letters.
♥ You choose between silver aluminum or copper for your id tag.
♥ You choose your color (see below)


Thanks to my lovely facebook fans for helping me name some of the new colors! 


I LOVE the multicolored wraps too! I currently have 'Mixed Berry' & 'Strawberry Lemonade' to choose from! YUM! 

The 'live a life you LOVE' is the bracelet I chose for myself! I wear it all the time and get compliments EVERYWHERE I go! 


♥ Be sure to follow me on facebook, I will be announcing ways to WIN your own silk wrap bracelet from my lovely bloggy friends, Heather, Brittany, Dana & Lindsay

♥ Ready to design your own? Go ahead...the only problem will be choosing a color & saying! ;)

♥ What's your favorite color & what would you get on your silk wrap bracelet?

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July 21, 2012

New Product Reveal & Noteworthy Links


Ooooooo Very Mysterious! 

I just finished up my latest newsletter, which just happens to include the reveal of my newest product, which I just happen to be in love with! 

Want a look for yourself? Subscribe for free here & see the non blurry version! *wink*

I love Gussy's Noteworthy link posts, so I thought I would give it a go & share some noteworthy links from my recent readings:

Dana of Wonder Forest

  • Dana makes a great point in her post about choices, we don't HAVE to do anything.
  • Casey is always inspiring and uplifting...she is a daily read!
  • I am completely in love with Katie's shop...I find myself going back and admiring...a lot.
  • My Girl Leonora shares a CUTE DIY Arrow necklace on her blog! 
  • This was a refreshing reminder from Danielle at Etsy!
What noteworthy links do you have to share? 
Leave them in the comments!


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July 11, 2012

Blown Away...


I can remember the day almost 2 1/2 years ago when I opened my shop and wondered if anyone would even buy anything. 

Fast forward to today: My Etsy shop has surpassed 4000 sales & I am totally blown away...



me with my Wonder Forest Print

I want to thank each and everyone of you for helping make my business a success and my dreams a reality! ♥



As a thank you, enjoy a 20% discount on ANYTHING in the shop! {Use code: WOW4000}
(now through Sat. 7/14)

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July 6, 2012

DIY Shaving Cream Paint & New Winners


I have like a bajillion (I made that number up....I think.) DIY projects pinned & just begging to be tried.  I finally got around to doing a fun one with the kids! (inspired by this bathtub paint)

Materials:

  • Husband's Shaving Cream
  • Old muffin Tin
  • Food Coloring 
  • Paper
  • Stir stick (I used a skewer stick) 
  • Eager Kids (or adults) ;)


Easy Peasy! And the kids LOVED it! The best part was when my son, Lofton, said "Ooooooh Mommy made messy fun!" 

 Leah & Mamasita, email me to claim your prizes! 

Happy weekend Friends! 

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July 2, 2012

A Few Things & 2 Winners!

A few of my favorite things print via Etsy

I was too lazy to create a Monday Mash Up today (I blame it on the power outages we have had all weekend) so I decided to share a few random things with you today:


Some random things from this weekend:

♥ I bought this lip balm in mojito & mmm... mango & I love it. LOVE IT. 
♥ I took the entire weekend to do things I enjoy like reading & working outside. It was glorious.
♥ Holding our friends new baby made me sad we'll probably never bring home a baby again.
♥ Realized the stress of working so hard was getting in the way of me enjoying life w/ my littles. 
♥ I sat down and made a DIY project for the first time in a long while. I can't wait to share!
♥ I bought this & I can't say enough about it...it's amazing! And it smells like coconuts. :)
♥ I used fresh basil, rosemary & chives from my little herb garden and made the best burgers! 


What did you do this weekend?


Thanks for all the love & entries in my latest giveaway! As promised, since we had over 100 entries, I chose 2 winners (via random.org)


These two lovely ladies are the lucky winners of the Create Your Own Wrap Bracelet Giveaway!  Email me to claim your prize ladies! 

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